Tina Hamilton, PHR
Tina Hamilton’s innovative human resources journey began in Tampa Florida in the mid 1980s at a Fortune 500 international staffing service. By the early 1990′s, she relocated to Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and was running Interim Services, one of the Lehigh Valley’s most respected staffing services. Specializing in permanent job placement and offering a unique, focused methodology, the company consistently notched double-digit yearly growth with Tina as General Manager. She then purchased the regional franchise in 1997. Four years later, after a name change to Spherion Staffing Services, Tina sold back her franchise through a lucrative corporate merger that gave her the capital to launch hireVision Group, Inc., in 2002.
The first company in Northeast PA region to provide hiring management services, hireVision is an outsourced partner to small and mid-sized businesses whose growth hinges on hiring and retaining quality employees. Since it’s start in 2002, hireVision has grown to help redefine HR for small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. The company is continuously improving and expanding its HR offerings under the helm of Tina, who is a Certified Extended Disc Administrator through Extended Disc North America and holds a Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) through the National Society of Human Resources (SHRM) at Muhlenberg College.
As an innovative HR entrepreneur, Tina has also established herself as an accomplished writer and speaker. Her monthly column “HR Report” appears in the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal and she is continuously quoted in many national magazines and newspapers. Her speaking engagements and seminars have enlightened audiences from a wide variety of professional and student groups, including iCIMS webinar attendees, the Pennsylvania Medical Group Management Association, the Arbor Academy of Risk Management, the Manufacturers Resource Center and numerous panels and forums at Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College and Careerlink Academy.
As a Pennsylvania business leader, Tina is involved and gives her time and expertise to many organizations. She is a very active member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, currently serving on the Board of Governors. Previous to this, Tina has served the Chamber in numerous capacities, including: board member of the Executives Women’s Council, director on its Small Business Council, chairperson for the Masterminds Committee, and member of the Marketing Committee. Tina is also a member of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) , Women’s Entrepreneurs of Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. Previously, she was a member of the Lehigh Valley Executives Forum and on the Marketing Committee of the LVEDC. Tina has volunteered as an instructor for four years with Pathways, educating at-risk students in their senior year of high school and has served as a past board member for the Interfaith Coalition on Ethics in the Workplace, Parents Advisory Board for Johnson and Wales University in Providence RI and as a past board member of the Applewood Homeowners Association.
Tina has received numerous awards over the years, including two from the Eastern Pa Business Journal, the “Top 20 under 40″ accomplished individuals and the CEO Spotlight Award winner. Her team was also honored by Lehigh Valley Suits for rating the top in the Human Resources category for the Lehigh Valley region.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Tina is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. She lives in Fogelsville, PA with her husband, Jeffrey and daughter, Rachel. Her son Anthony and daughter-in-law Stacie recently welcomed beautiful baby Hailey into the world, Tina’s first grandchild.
Eastern PA Business Journal
Monthly HR Report, May 08 – present
PA Winery Conference & PWA Annual Membership
Meeting: Contracted Speaker “Best practices for Winery Human Resources” April 2010
Charter Partners Annual Meeting: Contracted Speaker “Employee
Retention” April 7, 2010
iCIMS broadcast webinar: Contracted Speaker “The 8 Biggest Hiring Mistakes for 2010″ February 2010
SHRM – Lehigh Valley Chapter Legal Conference: Contracted Speaker “Putting the ‘Human’ Back in Human Resources – Part II” October 2009
Arbor Academy of Risk Management: Contracted Speaker/Facilitator for Executive-level seminar “hireAchievements II – The Interview” June 2009.
Pennsylvania Medical Group Management Assocation (PAMGMA): Contracted Speaker/Facilitator for Regional Conference in Philadelphia “Performance Management” May 2009
SHRM – Lehigh Valley Chapter: Legal Conference: Contracted Speaker “Putting the ‘Human’ Back in Human Resources” October 2008
Arbor Academy of Risk Management: Contracted Speaker/Facilitator for Executive-level seminar “hireAchievements I- The Hiring Process” September 2008
MRC: Contracted Speaker/Facilitator for a day-long CEO forum “Company Analysis” April 2008
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce: Panel Member “Small Business Executive Level Peer Groups“ March 2008
Manufacturers Resource Center: Contracted Speaker/Facilitator for a day-long CEO forum “Company Analysis“ April 2008.
Junior Achievement: Employer Panel “Young Women’s Futures Symposium” October 2007
Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce (TRACC): Presenter “Why to use Behavioral Assessments” July 2007
Careerlink of the Lehigh Valle, Careerlinking Academy: Employer Panel “Workplace Readiness” June 2007
Muhlenberg College: Employer PanelÂ “HR; Jobs, News and Points of View” April 2007
Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce: Presenter “Hiring Do’s and Don’ts” November 2006
CEO Forum, Lehigh University: Presenter “Strategic Hiring for Business Owners/Managers” March 2005
Small Business Development Center, Lehigh University: Presenter “The Benefits of Networking for New Businesses” September 2004
Extended Disc: Presenter “How to use Behavioral Assessments in your Workplace” December 2004
David A. Stortz & Associates, Inc. Annual HR/Payroll Conference: FISH Presenter “Work Made Fun Gets Done” December 2003
Lehigh Valley Zoo Assisted in the hiring of the CEO 2007
Applewood Homeowners Association Assisted in the hiring of the Association Manager and 2 Treasurer positions.
EPBJ Top 20 Business people under 40 April 2004
EPBJ CEO Spotlight award May 2006
Lehigh Valley Suits Award Best in Human Resources March 2007
Board Member Board of Governors for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC)
Director Small Business Council of the GLVCC
Chair Masterminds Committee of the SBC of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of CommerceCommittee Member Marketing Committee of the SBC of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Committee Member Investor Relations of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Committee Member Executive Women’s Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Board Member Johnson & Wales Parents Advisory Committee
New Member Recruiter for the President of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce
Instructor Pathways Program for at Risk Senior High School Students
Board Member Coalition for Ethics in the Workplace
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Council
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Member 2 Masterminds groups
Member Women Entrepreneurs of the Lehigh Valley
Society of Human Resources local and national membership
Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley